Monthly Archives: November 2018

Andy Beshear betting casinos can land him the governor’s mansion

Andy Beshear betting casinos can land him the governor’s mansion

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear continues to push to make gambling legal in Kentucky in all its iterations, pulling a page straight from his father’s political playbook. It’s a sad commentary on a man who, as attorney general, is supposed to be Kentucky’s chief law enforcement officer and who should be in a position to…more »

Bevin Takes Shots at Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Bevin Takes Shots at Gubernatorial Hopefuls

BOWLING GREEN- It’s not even December but Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, is already taking shots at potential opponents in 2019. While speaking with hosts Chad Young and Al Arbogast on WCKT’s The Morning Show, Bevin took time to dismiss the two announced Democratic gubernatorial candidates, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, and Attorney General…more »

Adkins: ‘I am only Democrat who can win in November’

Adkins: ‘I am only Democrat who can win in November’

MURRAY — On the first day of a two-day swing through western Kentucky, the second Democratic Party candidate to announce a run for Kentucky governor in 2019 told Murray voters Monday that he is in this race to win it. Rocky Adkins, longtime state representative from Sandy Hook in the far-eastern part of the commonwealth,…more »

Bill would allow Kentucky employers to fire, refuse to hire smokers

Bill would allow Kentucky employers to fire, refuse to hire smokers

A bill in the Kentucky’s Senate would allow employers to discriminate against cigarette smokers. Even if you smoke off the clock, employers could choose not to hire you just because you’re a tobacco user. The measure was pre-filed by Republican Kentucky State Senator John Schickel this week. “We only have several protected classes in Kentucky:…more »

US mid-terms: How election results just got worse for Trump

US mid-terms: How election results just got worse for Trump

It’s taken almost two weeks, but most of the dust has finally settled from the 2018 mid-term elections. What initially appeared to be a mixed picture for Donald Trump and the Republicans has grown darker – but there is a Sunshine State silver lining. On the morning after polling, Mr Trump said the results showed…more »

Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT

Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT

  The newest batch of ACT scores shows troubling long-term declines in performance, with students’ math achievement reaching a 20-year low, according to results released Wednesday. The average math score for the graduating class of 2018 was 20.5, marking a steady decline from 20.9 five years ago, and virtually no progress since 1998, when it was…more »

Betsy Devos’s Armed Security Detail Is Costing Taxpayers Nearly $20 Million

Betsy Devos’s Armed Security Detail Is Costing Taxpayers Nearly $20 Million

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s security detail, one of the most extensive in the Trump administration, will cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $20 million through the fall of 2019. DeVos began to receive nonstop security from the U.S. Marshals Service immediately after her Senate confirmation in February 2017. No other Cabinet member has been provided an armed…more »

Court upholds Right to Work legislation

Court upholds Right to Work legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A sharply divided Kentucky Supreme Court narrowly upheld Right to Work legislation Thursday that was passed by the 2017 General Assembly. In 2017, lawmakers passed Right to Work legislation during the first week of the General Assembly.  The bill revised Kentucky law to prevent workers from having to join labor unions or…more »

Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change

Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change

A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee — backed…more »

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